Do I need an attorney at the closing?
Depending on what state you live in, you may not be required to have an attorney at the closing. However, it may be a good idea to have an attorney represent you at closing or at least be available to answer questions you may have during the closing.
Even if you do not choose to have your own attorney at the closing, you should know that the attorney handling the closing for the lender is not acting as your personal attorney. The person may not be able to answer your questions and may have to act in the lenders interests, not yours. If you do not have your own attorney at the closing, you may want to consider bringing a trusted advisor or friend with you.